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Articles by Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Carolyn Agin Schmidt

Reasons To Get Your Record Expunged

Expungement is a way to seal your records so that they are not able to be seen. Here are the reasons that it is a good idea to get your criminal record expunged.

9 Benefits of Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer

Are you facing charges for something that could affect your future? Whether innocent or guilty, it is a good idea to get a criminal defense lawyer to help you with your case.

Can You Get Arrested For Shoplifting After The Fact?

So, hypothetically you go into Target and steal a few items. You make it out of the store without being caught. Can you still be arrested for shoplifting afterward?

Expungements: How They Work & More

In January 2015, the new expungement laws went into effect and drastically overhauled the existing laws on expungement. Here is the basic information that you need to know.

Domestic Violence in Minnesota

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Domestic violence in Minnesota is on the rise for the last few years and is not anticipated to stop. 

New Minnesota Laws 2017

It is a new year, so that means new laws! It has been announced by the Minnesota House of Representatives that the following new laws will be taking effect January 1st, 2017.

11 Reasons Why You Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer

A criminal defense lawyer might seem like an unnecessary expense when being faced with a lawsuit or charge. But in reality, they might save you money overall in the long run by reducing the fine for the crime. Get a free consultation to see if they can help you immediately after being charged. For additional insight, here is a list of reasons you might need a criminal defense lawyer.

New Minnesota Laws: August 2016

New laws were recently put in place on August 1st, 2016 affecting minimum wage, drunk drivers, drug users, and more. It is always a wise idea to know the new changes in Minnesota’s laws. Check below to see if any of these new laws may affect you!

Minnesota’s Second Chance Law Now in Effect

The new law helps remedy previous limitations of the state’s expungement guidelines.

What Are Your Miranda Rights?

“You have the right to remain silent!”—We’ve all heard these words and the Miranda rights in full during arrest scenes in the movies and TV, but what do those words really mean when police put the cuffs on? Keep reading and find out.

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